Weston-super-Mare Pride event set to be bigger and better than ever before

PUBLISHED: 09:00 16 April 2017

Weston's Pride march.

Weston's Pride march.

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An ‘exciting’ build up to Weston’s Pride festival is set to take place over the May Day bank holiday.

The town’s Pride event will return on July 29 and the streets of Weston will be decorated in a sea of colour.

This event celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community and diversity. A parade through the town will be swiftly followed by live performances in Grove Park.

It is the event’s fourth year and it is set to be even bigger and better and, to get Weston even more excited, one of the biggest acts is coming to the town early to help announce the full line-up.

X Factor finalist Freddy Parker is one of the acts set to take to the stage this summer and he is making an additional appearance on May 1 at the Visitors’ Information Centre at the Tropicana.

He will also be joined by the North Somerset Samba Band for a bank holiday celebration at noon.

Freddy – who was on last year’s X Factor – is just 19 years old and won the nation’s hearts by making it to the final with his mentor Nicole Scherzinger.

But he is swapping the bright lights of London for Weston and a spokesman for Pride said the event will be ‘even better’ with him on board to perform.

They added: “Freddy will launch our Pride countdown and is also going to take part in a meet and greet with fans.

“It is about getting Weston excited for Pride and making sure the whole community is engaged with the event. It will give us a chance to show all the summer event will have to offer and we cannot wait for the fourth Weston Pride.”

At July’s showpiece, there will be a number of community stalls, food outlets and a bar as well as a family area with bouncy castle, face-painting, displays and information, ensuring the event remains family-friendly.

To book tickets to this year’s Pride, visit 
www.wsmpride.com


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